The Baltic Economic Conference is organized by the Baltic Economic Association, founded by leading economic researchers from the Baltic States to contribute to the development and application of economics as a science in the Baltic States, and to promote joint scholarly research and intellectual exchange among economists. The aim of the association is to foster the development and application of modern economic analysis in the Baltics as well as promoting and reinforcing cooperation among economists from the region.

The conference will cover a broad range of topics in theoretical and empirical economics, including but not restricted to macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial economics, labour economics, and political economy.

The keynote speaker of the conference will be Francis Kramarz, who is the Director of CREST-INSEE, the research branch of the French Statistical Institute. He is also an associate professor at the École Polytechnique. His main field is labour economics and labour micro-econometrics, with a particular focus on the interaction of product markets and labour markets

This is a very selective conference; only 40% of the submissions the conference organizers received have been accepted. More than 80 researchers from all over the world will take part in this conference. The researchers represent not only the Baltics but also the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, the USA, Hong Kong and other countries.

SSE Riga is an institutional member of the Baltic Economic Association, while SSE Riga Associate Professor Konstantins Benkovskis is the President, Linas Tarasonis from the University of Vilnius and the Bank of Lithuania is the secretary, and SSE Riga Assistant Professor Nicolas Gavoille is the treasurer.

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